History, Reality, Fantasy
Waters so thick with codfish,
the Basques caught them in handbaskets.
A river turned red as
salmon returned from the ocean.
Tropical seas teeming with billfish
and beaches thick with turtles
inspiring tales by Hemingway and Grey.
Waters without oxygen and
jellyfish so thick, you can collect them
with handbaskets, if you have good gloves.
A red tide runs up the coast
poisoning our oysters.
The ocean's covered by plastic scum
while reefs sink as corals bleach
in an overheated acid sea.
My fantasy, that history
may someday be reality.
Copyright © Dave Will